Science & Technology

Xiaomi likely to unveil next flagship Mi 5 on July 16? Here are five things you should know

NEW DELHI: Well, if this true, then it would be a surprise for the Xiaomi fans as the Chinese giant in smartphones has not revealed a lot of details on....

InFocus planning smartphone manufacturing hub in India

New Delhi: InFocus, the US-based smartphone brand, is planning a manufacturing hub for devices as part of the government's Digital India and Make in India initiatives and proposes to launch new....

Improved sperm diagnostic test soon

Washington: Giving hope to childless couples, a team of scientists has developed the first diagnostic test for sperm RNA based on next-generation sequencing. The test may help determine the best infertility....

Sunita Williams NASA’s commercial crew astronaut

Washington:  Indian American Sunita Williams is among four astronauts who have been selected by NASA for commercial flights to the International Space Station (ISS) from US soil. They will work....

ISRO launches five British satellites in copy book style

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) : India successfully put into orbit five British satellites with its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle's XL variant (PSLV-XL) on Friday night in copy book style. This was....

Xolo launches Black smartphone

New Delhi : Xolo, the smart devices brand under Lava International, on Friday unveiled a new smartphone sub-brand named Black in an exclusive partnership with e-commerce giant Flipkart at a....

Cyber attack on US affected data of 21.5 mn people

Washington: A cyber attack on the US government, allegedly by Chinese hackers, was more severe than initial reports, affecting “sensitive” information of millions of people, the Obama administration has said.....

You can buy Lenovo K3 Note on Flipkart on July 15. Is it the best phablet under Rs. 10, 000?

NEW DELHI: Lenovo K3 Note that was sold out within 5.2 seconds after the sale kicked off on Wednesday will once again be on sale on Flipkart from July 15.....

Facebook builds wind-powered data centre in Texas

WASHINGTON: Facebook, the social networking site, has begun construction in Texas of its fifth data centre which is fully powered by wind energy. The massive, 46,500 sq.m, complex in Fort....

New horned dinosaur found in Canada

Toronto:Scientists have discovered a striking new species of horned dinosaur in southern Alberta, Canada. Based on fossils collected from a bone bed, the team from the Royal Ontario Museum found....

Microsoft slashes 7,800 jobs, mostly in phones unit

Washington: Indian American CEO Satya Nadella-led Microsoft on Wednesday announced it was laying off 7,800 employees primarily in the phone business as part of a major overhaul aimed at focusing....

Heart-shaped feature viewed on Pluto’s surface

Los Angeles: A heart-shaped feature was viewed on Pluto's surface in the most detailed photo yet returned by NASA's New Horizons probe, which has now begun its final run of....

Elephone enters India, launches G7 smartphone on Snapdeal

New Delhi : Elephone, the Chinese handset maker, on Wednesday entered the Indian market with the launch of a new smartphone exclusively on Snapdeal. The new smartphone, named Elephone G7,....

Nod for ISRO to launch five British satellites on Friday

Chennai: Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL variant will launch five British satellites on Friday night, said an Indian space agency official. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official....

Smartphone app to check daily alcohol limit

Singapore: If you are not sure about how to curb excess drinking, then download this app that will warn you the moment you exceed your daily alcohol limit. The app "The....

NASA just crashed a light airplane for your safety

Washington: NASA has crashed a plane in controlled conditions, to test the efficacy of emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). ELTs are supposed to automatically transmit distress signals to satellites after an....

BSNL, MTNL merger decision in 4-5 months

New Delhi : The decision on merging state-run BSNL and MTNL will be taken in the next four-five months, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said on Friday. "BSNL, MTNL merger decision....

Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Study

LONDON: A study by the researchers has found a self contained fiber optic sensor for smartphones which can be used in a large variety of biomolecular tests that also includes....

Panasonic launches new smartphone

New Delhi: Electronics major Panasonic's India arm on Thursday launched its new octacore processor-powered smartphone P55 NOVO at a price tag of Rs.9,290. The phone, with a 5.3-inch HD display,....

Airtel to roll out full mobile number portability

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel is set to launch national mobile number portability (MNP) from July 3, the company said on Thursday. Mobile customers from the operator across India can now....

‘India to become world’s second largest smartphone market’

New York: Buoyed by growing sales, India will overtake the US to become world's second largest smartphone market by 2017, says a report. According to international research firm Strategy Analytics,....

Really? Is Apple preparing to launch three new iPhones in next 9 months?

NEW DELHI: Speculations over Apple’s latest release starts buzzing around as we start approaching the month of September. Even as we are two months away from Apple’s favourite month to....

Facebook is monitoring videos you watch

New York:  Facebook has yet again tinkered with its news feed algorithm -- this time to show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, un-mute or opt....

NASA SpaceX mission to ISS explodes after launch

Washington: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket-propelling Dragon spacecraft laden with crucial supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded shortly after lift-off in Florida on Sunday. Two virtual reality headsets....

Google smart contact lens to measure sugar levels?

New York: Google is reportedly developing a smart contact lens that will measure a wearer's glucose levels by testing their tears. In a patent application, Google showed off potential designs....

Asus Zenfone 2 Review: Fast and fit for multi-tasking

Asus had launched smartphones in India like a salvo of Hellfire missiles to tackle the raging war for eyeballs in an overcrowded market. Its latest offering, Zenfone 2, was launched....

Top Indian American executive quits Twitter

New York: A top-level Indian American executive has quit micro-blogging site Twitter to pursue some exciting new projects, the latest in a string of high-profile departures. The exit of Rishi....

Facebook in legal tangle over revenge porn video

London: Facebook might have to throw open its servers for third party inspection for some bits of data if it does not comply with a Dutch court's order to voluntarily....

Lenovo launches new smartphone

New Delhi: Chinese technology major Lenovo has expanded its smartphone range with the launch of the K3 Note in an exclusive partnership with Flipkart at a price of Rs.9,999. The....

New app to make break up smooth

London: Fed up of your lover's annoying ways and want to part ways? If you find it difficult to break the news to them, this new app would help you....